My daughter, who is 10 and just finished 5th grade, was given a physical fitness assessment to bring home on the last day of school. They said her BMI was 21.2 and that she was at the far top end of the spectrum and overweight! They suggested she adjust her diet and get more exercise. REALLY?!? Have you seen my daughter? She is a serious martial artist who works out EVERY DAY! She doesn't ride a bike, doesn't like them. Instead, she runs when other kids ride and she can keep up. Here is a very recent picture. Also, I looked online about BMI...18 to 24 is NORMAL. So, she's right in the middle of where she should be. I keep wondering if they made some mistake.
I'm actually very angry about it. I've been overweight all my life, the only time I wasn't was when I starved myself in college. I work hard to make sure my daugher eats right and doesn't become like me. I also made sure they have not told my dd she is overweight. I did discuss the report, to see if she had any other information and she was as confused as I was. Her martial arts trainer assured us that, as I found online, she is perfectly sized all around. I'd call and complain or ask what's up, but they are closed up for the summer.